QUOTE(bubba @ Jan 2 2011, 02:53 PM)
QUOTE(largento @ Jan 1 2011, 02:57 PM)
It was definitely a big help when I had to do that commercial in such a short time. Running 7 instances of v16, rendering scenes was very fast.
How in the world did you get 7 instances of A:M running at the same time?
By option-dragging six copies of the A:M application folder to my desktop (I add letters after each one, so they don't overwrite.) When rendering, you can change the settings so that each one of them starts on a different frame and renders every 7th frame. Once you've got all of them rendering, a scene renders very quickly.
I have 8 cores on my machine, so that still left one core free.